Fort Defiance Plays the Village Idiot

Come out to The Village Idiot to hear Nashville Americana-folk husband and wife duo, Fort Defiance. Described by That Music Mag as “breathtakingly seductive,” the singer-songwriters are known for their ability to get a crowd riled up with lively performances and beautiful harmonies. $5 | 10pm | Thursday, August 22 The Village Idiot, 309 Conant

Jazz up your weekend at the Sunset Jazz and Art Festival

Hear local jazz greats in downtown Grand Rapids for the Sunset Jazz and Art Festival. Jazz at the Rapids features Big Band B.G., Hector Mendoza, Ramona Collins with Organic Ingredients and 6th Edition. No coolers are allowed for this event, but there will be plenty of adult beverages and food for sale on site. 2pm-Sunset

Oliver Hazard Day 2019

Oliver Hazard headlines this event in their hometown of Waterville, accompanied by five other bands from across the region— Michigan Rattlers, Daniel Donato, Libby DeCamp, Jacob Sigman, and Andrew Ellis. There will be food vendors, a guitar school for kids, records from Culture Clash and a special brew from a collaboration between Oliver Hazard and

Ida Mae opening for Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss

If you weren’t already planning on seeing headliners Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss this week at the Huntington Center, we’ve got one more reason why you shouldn’t miss it— Nashville duo Ida Mae, a British musical phenomenon made up of Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean. Their debut Chasing Lights, produced by Ethan Johns, is an

Thursday Night Grooves at Toledo Botanical

Local jazz ensembles perform in a relaxing outdoor setting at the Botanical Gardens during the Annual Jazz in the Garden Jazz Series. Every Thursday evening through the end of August visitors will be treated to a concert. Ramona Collins Group (August 1). Gene Parker Quintet (August 8). Quick Trio (August 15). $5-$10 | 6:30-8:30pm |

Willie Nelson Performs at Huntington Center

Longtime marijuana advocate and Country-Western super star Willie Nelson rambles his way to the Huntington stage. With countless hits and film appearances, Willie Nelson might just be the most recognizable man in country music. Nelson’s soulful, swinging voice has always had a lot of grit, more so now, as he is joined by the crystal

Oliver Hazard Day Returns!

Music, food, art and beer on Saturday, August 17 As promised the Watervillainous folk trio, Oliver Hazard, is hosting the second annual Oliver Hazard Day in the heart of their town, and the fellas have substantially upped the dosage. Downtown Waterville will be flooded for one night only with stomps and smiles fueled by an

Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington

The expansive and memorable sounds of jazz composer/pianist-great Herbie Hancock will join forces with modern jazz saxophonist/composer Kamasi Washington for this world tour. The two ensembles will no doubt collaborate, making this tour one of the most anticipated of the summer. Hancock will be pulling from multiple generations of music from his time spent performing

Keller Williams Live at Civic Music Hall

Part jazz, part funk, part reggae and everything in between, Keller Williams is difficult to define and keeps you moving. Be ready to hear impressive, energetic guitar riffs with a genre mix that will keep you on your toes. $20-$30 | Doors at 7pm | Saturday, July 13 Civic Music Hall, 135 Byrne Rd. 419-724-8000